Serena Mainframe VUG Summer 2014: ChangeMan ZMF Customer Advisory Board Roundtable


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ChangeMan ZMF customers represent some of the largest, most diverse and forward thinking enterprise IT organizations on the z/OS platform. We have asked several of our current customer advisory board members, as well as other customers, to join Al Slovacek, VP of Mainframe Products, and other Serena product experts in a roundtable discussion about ChangeMan ZMF in the Enterprise. Discussion will range from managing current environments, developing and deploying composite apps, best practices, and insights into future releases.

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Serena Mainframe VUG Summer 2014: ChangeMan ZMF Customer Advisory Board Roundtable

  1. 1. Mainframe VUG July 16, 2014 SERENA SOFTWARE INC.
  2. 2. Agenda News and Announcements ZMF 8.1 Beta Experience at Euroclear Customer Advisory Board Roundtable Q&A SERENA SOFTWARE INC.2
  3. 3. News and Announcements SERENA SOFTWARE INC.3 Visit Serena at booth #418
  4. 4. News and Announcements SERENA SOFTWARE INC.4 Visit Serena at booth #418
  5. 5. For more information: Victoria Tse,, (650) 481-3437 xChange15 March 22 - 25, 2015 in Washington D.C. Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner
  6. 6. Roadmap and Product Updates • ChangeMan ZMF 8.1 • GA Oct 31 (ZMF Base) • GA Jan 31 (Client Pack) • ChangeMan ZMF 7.1 • GA May 30 • Comparex • GA, May 19 • StarTool FDM 7.8 • Target GA July 31 • ChangeMan SSM 8.5 • Target GA Q4 2014 SERENA SOFTWARE INC.6
  7. 7. ZMF 8.1 Beta Experience at Euroclear SERENA SOFTWARE INC.
  8. 8. CMN/ZMF 8.1 Beta experience at Euroclear SERENA SOFTWARE INC. - CONFIDENTIAL8 Johan Jacob CMN/ZMF consultant
  9. 9. Agenda Important to know Approach HLLX Demo A & Q SERENA SOFTWARE INC.9
  10. 10. Important to know • CMN/ZMF 6 to CMN/ZMF 7 • Redesign of full implementation • Very modular approach and strict guidelines • Use of new features in skeletons • Use of )INIT and )PROC panel exits for initialization and validation • Minimize the number of panels to maintain • No more help panels • Force everybody to option 5 (package list) • CMN/ZMF 7 to CMN/ZMF 8 • Full custom in 5 days (investment of previous approach payed off) • Use of additional functionality in skeletons • No use of HLLX • No heavy data conversion SERENA SOFTWARE INC.10
  11. 11. Approach • Full custom on 8.1 without use of new features • A couple of simple scenarios • Package create • Checkout / Stage / Promote • No major issues found • Focus for the future in function of Enterprise Modernization • RDz project is starting up • HLLX in function of possible use of Client pack and replacement of panel exits • Other new functions were not validated/tested in depth SERENA SOFTWARE INC.11
  12. 12. HLLX • A hook before and after panel display • Package Create and Update • Build • The HLLX exits are NOT a panel exit replacement • But if used properly can deliver almost the same functions • HLLX • XML services can be called • Variables can be passed on to other HLLX exits using the VPOOL feature • At Euroclear REXX is the preferred ‘language’ to perform ISPF customization • What you need to know • An new started task is required • A new VSAM is required for the VPOOL feature • VPOOL variables can be used from within panel exits SERENA SOFTWARE INC.12
  13. 13. Demo • Startup of the STC • Some modify commands • Global admin • Package create • The VPOOL • A different way of debugging • Outstanding enhancement SERENA SOFTWARE INC.13
  14. 14. Customer Advisory Board Roundtable SERENA SOFTWARE INC.
  15. 15. SERENA SOFTWARE INC.15 Answers for Your Questions
  16. 16. SERENA SOFTWARE INC.16 Conclusion Next VUG October 15,2014 Attend VUG Get newsletter Get brochure